Fire tactical drill was held on 02 March 2021 at the Tank Farm of Caspian Pipeline Consortium Marine Terminal. Fifty two persons participated in the function held jointly by CPC and RF MChS, deploying 15 units of equipment.
In accordance with the drill scenario, at 10:00 a.m. the control panel of Kuban Fire Service fire depot received a fire alarm from RVSPK-3 Tank. On alarm call, the personnel of the fire post at the Tank Farm headed by the firefighting commander departed to the site where they determined: there was an explosion, the burning spread over the entire area of the surface of 100,000 cu.m oil storage tank. The hypothetical reconnaissance also revealed that the automatic fire suppression system had responded efficiently. Simultaneously, CPC OCC dispatcher “gave a command” to stop the tanker loading and “move” the vessel away from the Single point mooring.
Four fire-rescue crews promptly arrived at RVSPK-3 Tank who successfully deployed the Fischcon portable high capacity firefighting system, stationary monitors and delivered the foam attack. During the simulated fire extinguishing, actions were also undertaken to cool the tank “on fire” and the adjacent tanks. The main firefighting pump station at CPC Marine Terminal Tank Farm was launched, two systems of dry pipes - for water supply from the fire pond of 35,000 cu.m and for foam agent supply from the warehouse where it was stored - were used.
In the course of the drill, the representatives of the facility fire brigade, participants of the volunteer fire brigade, Federal Firefighting Service and Rescue Service Emergency Response Division trained the techniques and methods of managing subdivisions, interaction during fire suppression and skills of using specialized equipment. All function goals and tasks were successfully achieved.
CPC conducts at least 10 large-scale oil spill response and fire extinguishing drills annually. CPC conducts large-scale trainings on a regular basis, these trainings allowing to assess the readiness of CPC pipeline operation teams, Security and dispatchers of the Consortium to emergencies.
The CPC pipeline system is one of the largest investment projects with foreign capital in the energy sector in the CIS. The length of Tengiz-Novorossiysk pipeline is 1,511 km; more than two thirds of all export crude oil from Kazakhstan and crude oil from the Russian fields, including those in the Caspian Region, are transported by this route. CPC Marine Terminal is equipped with three Single Point Moorings (SPM) that allow to load tankers safely at a significant distance offshore, also in poor weather conditions.
CPC Shareholders: Russian Federation (represented by Transneft – 24% and CPC Company – 7%) – 31%; Republic of Kazakhstan (represented by Kazmunaygaz – 19% and Kazakhstan Pipeline Ventures LLC – 1.75%) – 20.75%; Chevron Caspian Pipeline Consortium Company - 15%, LUKARCO B.V. - 12.5%, Mobil Caspian Pipeline Company – 7.5%, Rosneft-Shell Caspian Ventures Limited – 7.5%, BG Overseas Holding Limited - 2%, Eni International N.A. N.V. - 2% and Oryx Caspian Pipeline LLC – 1.75%.